Unwired View has got its mitts on what are allegedly some remarkably clear photos of Nokia’s upcoming N9 handset.

The new device uses the exciting MeeGo operating system, instead of the company’s stodgy (and outgoing, for N-Series at least) Symbian OS. MeeGo is something of a mash-up, knocking together Nokia’s Maemo and Intel’s Moblin, which is a combination with some serious potential.

With chunky black keys on the device’s pull-out QWERTY keyboard, and the device housed in a brushed stainless steel, the photos look remarkably like the new MacBook Pro, as one Engadget reader astutely observed.

The device is expected to be announced later this year, with an assumed release date of late 2010 or early 2011. But with the phone’s predecessor the Nokia N8 not even out yet, Nokia probably wanted to keep this baby under wraps for a little while longer.